Father's Day Gifts: Best and the Worst

Worst

A Tie

Seriously? Even if Dad wears a tie to work every day, that doesn’t mean he wants to be reminded of that fact all the time. Giving your dad a tie on Father’s Day is like giving your best friend a candle or a pack of gum. It says, “I just don’t know you that well,” or, “I didn’t put any thought into this.” You’d be better off with just a card than another piece of neck silk, even if it has a really nice pattern.

Useless Office Knickknacks

Why is work the go-to genre for gifts for men? In case you’re wondering, I’ll spell it out for you: Dad doesn’t want another picture frame, paperweight, paperclip dispenser, or novelty coin bank. His cubicle has enough going on without a statue of Calvin peeing on something. Put it back on the store shelf and walk away. Your dad will thank you.

A Handmade Craft— From an Adult Child

Unless you’re a world-class knitter and your dad loves hats, there’s not a lot of wiggle room on this one. Beyond about age 10 it’s pretty lame for Dad to receive a painted set of hand prints, even if it does make a butterfly. And a lot of the stuff you might be tempted to make will likely fall under the “Useless Office Knickknacks” category. If you’re truly a master carpenter and you can build something outstanding, go for it. Otherwise, pass on hand-making your Dad’s gift.

Best

Meat

I don’t know how else to say it—men love meat. What father wouldn’t be thrilled to receive New York strip steak, center cut pork chops, or cheddar and jalapeno smoked bratwurst? Giving the gift of fine grilling meats gives dad the chance to do two of the things he loves most- grill, and then eat.

Barbeque Sauce

I saw something online the other day that screamed “Dad” to me: a father's day bbq gift basket. Whoever thought of this is a genius (wink wink). It comes with a bunch of different sauces, including spicy, zesty and horseradish varieties. I don’t know about your dad, but my dad is a connoisseur of sauces, and he would flip his lid to get a father's day bbq gift basket rather than another box of golf tees.

Beer

Nothing says “I love you and accept you for who you are” like a beer ice bucket full of Dad’s favorite snacks. Your mom may roll her eyes or “tisk tisk” him and his snacking habits, but you can show him your unconditional love in a way he’s sure to understand: through food! Pick up a Budweiser or Rolling Rock beer bucket, fill it with cold ones or snacks, and watch a smile light up his face.

You are here:

comments powered by Disqus
baked cheddar bacon spread horseradish mustard meat and cheese sea food dip apple coleslaw dip gluten-free Special Occasions - Football Barbecue Wings almond whipped cream Gift Baskets - Cheese and Sausage horseradish month chocolate raspberry meat and cheese gift baskets summer Sausage Customer Recommended - Party Dips Seasonings american ingredients asiago cheese spread Special Occasions - Christmas Easter Gift Baskets - Gourmet Cheese cheese spread Special Occasions - Mother's Day budweiser pumpkin hot sauce Top Sellers care package rolling rock beer bucket recipe buffalo dip whipped cream hot sauces special deli meats fall appetizer asiago cheese Gift Baskets Christmas Customer Recommended - Grilling Meats center cuts fall appetizers Special Occasions - Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Santa Fe Sauce sausage Special Occasions - Father's Day Wisconsin Specialty Cheeses redneck olives Thanksgiving appetizer ranch dip college care package horseradish cheese spread Deli Meats and Wisconsin Sausages center pork chops Specialty Items Food Show Valentine's Day dinner Valentine dicks perky pickles Valentine's Day Sea Salt carmel dessert dips chipotle pepper Liverwurst cheese spreads cheddar cheese Specialty Sauces - Hot Sauces mother's day porkchops cinco de mayo Incredible Party Favorites Mr. Wonderful fall grilling meats leftover recipe Customer Recommended - Gift Baskets cin-a-bun chipotle cheese 80's night Specialty Sauces gluten free gift basket bacon spread jerky cheese recipe Special Occasions - Easter Customer Recommended - Wisconsin Specialty Cheeses Pumpkin Butter guacamole dip port wine cheese spread Party Dips Seasonings hot and spicy beans big bubbas bbq sauce horseradish cheese hot sauce spicy dip hot pepper chipotle sauce jerky stocking stuffer BBQ Burger canadian bacon hot Alfredo sauce Customer Recommended - Horseradish Products Chubby Cheeks sea salt caramel dip taco dip Apple Brine National Soup Month ghost pepper Dips bacon Barbecue Pizza Customer Recommended - Care Packages awesome leftovers cheddar bacon dip sweet heat salsa St. Patrick's Day artichoke cheese king of the sea dip cheese block halloween Blue cheese easter recipe Soup swiss almond cheese spread fall grilling meat toasted onion spread Super Bowl olive toasted onion cheese spread specialty cheese mother's day gift Race Snacks bbq sauce Daytona 500 Jack Link's Products 80s night Customer Recommended - Specialty Sauces Pickles and Olives Chicago Hot Sauce Customer Recommended - Sweet Treats no bake cheesecake Thanksgiving gift basket Unique Items horseradish pickles leftovers bleu cheese spread horseradish mayo Oktoberfest cajun sausage Wisconsin cheese bratwurst alfredo father's day bloody mary vegetable cheese block Troops dips and seasonings fall hot sauce party dip Specialty Sauces - Salsa leftover idea cheesecake Fruit and Cheese bleu cheese dip cheese and sausage gift basket Horseradish Products Grilling Meats seafood dips halloween candy cheddar cheese spread marinate steak sweet salsa vegetable cheese blocks Customer Recommended - Wisconsin Cheese Spreads old-fashioned bologna special cheese spread unique foods Soup Month Blazin' Buffalo Dip horseradish marinade cheese bloody mary recipe party dips Specialty Sauces - Mustards Customer Recommended pork chops Celiac Disease wasabi peas chipotle pepper cheese spicy chipotle sauce BBQ Pizza Alfredo sauce soup topping Christmas recipe Deli Snacks The Rat Pack salad dressing meat snacks hot alfredo artichoke cheese dip Care Packages party tips bbq gift basket halloween appetizer salsa new york strip steak Super Bowl Gift Basket cheesecake dip spicy sauce bleu cheese Specialty Sauces - BBQ Sauces Customer Recommended - Deli Meats and Wisconsin Sausages leftover recipes horseradish super hot sauce Sweet Treats Special Occasions - 4th of July cheese and sausage apple strudel Blazin' Buffalo guacamole chipotle dip grilling habenero dip Barbecue Burger leftover ideas recipes picnic meat and cheese gift basket Bologna pumpkin spice beef jerky Super Bowl Sunday Easter basket APO horseradish recipes Blue cheese spread beef summer sausage Cheese baskets cheese dip meat snack dessert dip jalapeno dip holiday appetizer BBQ Wings Horseradish stuffed olives

Latest Tweets

0
1974912